BC Bus Pass for seniors and others

Low-income seniors and others eligible can get a reduced-cost bus pass.

If you have the Persons with Disabilities designation (PWD) and receive disability assistance, and you would like a bus pass, visit the Transportation Support Allowance for PWDs page.

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To get a reduced-cost pass, you must meet one of these criteria:

  • 60 years or older and the spouse of a person with the Person with Disabilities designation and are receiving disability assistance from the Province of British Columbia
  • 60 years or older and receiving income assistance from the Province of British Columbia
  • 60 years or older, living on a First Nations reserve and getting assistance from the band office
  • 65 years or older and would qualify for the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) but does not meet the Canadian 10-year residency rule
  • Receiving Old Age Security (OAS) and the GIS
  • Receiving the federal spousal Allowance
  • Receiving the federal Allowance for the Survivor


There is an administrative fee of $45 per year for the bus pass. The pass is valid from January 1– December 31 of the calendar year.

The administration fee is not reduced if you apply partway through the year and is non-refundable.

Apply, replace your card or update your information

To apply for the pass, update your personal information or request a replacement pass: 

Call us

  • Call 1 866 866-0800
  • Press option 2
  • Press option 2
  • Press option 1

We offer interpretive services over the phone in many languages. When the phone is answered, please state your language and hold for an interpreter.

If you are calling on behalf of someone, we require the individual’s verbal or written consent. The applicant can fill out the Bus Pass Consent to Disclosure Form (PDF) and submit via email, fax or mail. For information on how to fill out this form, see this example form (PDF).

Fill in the online request form

  1. Access the Online Request for Service
  2. Fill in each of the required fields
  3. Click the submit button

If you’re having trouble with the online request form, email or phone us.


BC Bus Pass Program
Victoria, BC V8W 9R6


1 855 771-8788

If you are advocating for more than one person, please send separate faxes for each person. This helps us maintain privacy.

Pay for your pass

Online/telephone banking

The payee is “BC-BUS PASS PROGRAM.” You will need your nine-digit bus pass account number. This number is on your bus pass application or on your current bus pass.

Expect to get your pass within three weeks. If your pass hasn't arrived within four weeks, contact us.

Send a cheque or money order

Mail your application form and payment to:

BC Bus Pass Program
Victoria, BC V8W 9V2

Expect to get your pass within five weeks. If your pass hasn't arrived within five weeks, contact us.

We do not accept credit cards for payment. 


You will get a renewal package in the mail approximately 3 months before your bus pass expires. Please pay early to ensure your pass is active for January 1. Contact us (the BC Bus Pass Program) if your address changes or you do not get your package by mid-November. Do not submit a new online request for service. Please allow up to 15 business days for your reprinted package to arrive.